HPV Vaccine & Pap-Smears - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/25/09

HPV Vaccine & Pap-Smears

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The new HPV vaccine has been applauded as the first real protection young women have against cervical cancer. But there is a concern that as more women are getting the shot, they're skipping the pap-smear.

Researchers at M.D. Anderson are asking the media to spread the word that the HPV vaccine doesn't mean you can skip that annual test. The vaccine protects against the most common triggers for cervical cancer, but not all of them. An annual pap-smear can find cell changes early, before they lead to cervical cancer.

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